Harris Rabinovich

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Symptom frequency and severity were compared in two sequential clinically referred samples of 95 children and 92 adolescents, aged 6 to 18 years, all medically healthy, assessed with the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School Age Children, Present Episode, who met unmodified Research Diagnostic Criteria for major depressive disorder(More)
Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scores of 328 adolescents referred to a depression clinic were factor analyzed to test the discriminant validity of each factor. Three of the four factors (Negative Self Attitude. Performance Difficulty, and Somatic Symptoms) discriminated depressed adolescents from those with a behavior disorder or no diagnosis; the Negative(More)
OBJECTIVES To test the hypothesis that youth present to a psychiatric emergency service (PES) at least 25% of the time for nonurgent reasons, to examine the demographic characteristics that distinguish urgent from nonurgent visits, and to develop a model to predict urgency. METHOD Psychiatric emergency visits of all patients under 18 years from July 1,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined measures of functional impairment and family relations in a sample of 62 adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD) and 38 normal controls with no history of psychiatric illness. METHOD Ratings of the following domains were obtained: mother-child relations, father-child relations, spousal relations, sibling relations,(More)
The concurrent validity of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) was evaluated in 122 outpatient adolescents referred to a clinic for depression. Criterion validators were Kiddie-Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (K-SADS) generated diagnoses and a 17-item clinician-rated depression scale extracted from the K-SADS. Initial BDI scores of(More)
Prolactin (PRL) and cortisol (CORT) responses to a single oral administration (1.0 mg/kg) of the indirect serotonin agonist dl-fenfluramine were assessed in unmedicated prepubertal and adolescent males with disruptive behavior disorders (DBD). Neuroendocrine responses were correlated with scores on aggression rating scales in prepubertal and adolescent DBD(More)
BACKGROUND Limited prior research suggests that depressed women are more likely to experience certain symptoms of depression than are depressed men. The purpose of this study was to examine whether such gender differences in depressive symptoms are present during adolescence. METHODS The Childhood Version of the Schedule for Affective Disorders and(More)
We examined the intraindividual stability of plasma prolactin (PRL) and cortisol responses to D,L-fenfluramine challenges (1.0 mg/kg, p.o.), at a 1-week interval, in boys with disruptive behavior disorders. Two acute administrations of fenfluramine produced consistent and predictable effects on net prolactin responses (peak delta PRL, area under the curve(More)
Forty-nine, mostly outpatient (86%), nonbipolar adolescents, aged Tanner stage III to 18 years, with a current diagnosis of major depressive disorder and 40 adolescents without current presence or history of psychiatric disorder were studied polysomnographically for three consecutive nights. Sleep latency was significantly longer in the depressive groups.(More)
The serotonergic system has been implicated in the regulation of impulsive aggressive behavior either toward oneself or others. Imipramine binding sites were measured in the platelets of 23 impulsive aggressive children. Subjects ratings of total behavior, externalizing behavior, hostility, and aggression, as measured by the Child Behavior Checklist, were(More)